Friday, March 11, 2011

Irrational irritant

OK, this is bound to alienate people who use this expression, and everyone uses this expression, and I know I'm unreasonable and possibly demented, but the phrase "save some pennies" just gets on my nerves.

It's nails over blackboard, it's little unidentifiable floaty things in my drink.

I'm hoping if I just express my irrational frustration with this silliest of trivial matters, it will alleviate the repressed rage.

RAAAAAAAAARGH! Just say money! Money! MONEY! It'll save me some pennies, nnnnnnnngh. Cash, dough, rhino, dosh, (no, not dosh, that annoys me too), moolah, spondulicks (no, no, no), nicker, bob...

Alright, I'm done. And even if you do say this, I still like you. (Well, if I liked you before you said it.)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

How on earth do you sleep at night?

Matt Baker on the One Show asks David Cameron

What with the Government trying to change the wording of an international agreement to protect women against domestic and sexual violence and talks on privatising blood service, it's a good question.

International Women's Day

100 years of International Women's Day!

In 1918, some women over 30 got the vote.

In 1928, women got the vote on an equal basis with men in the UK.

As late as 1991, the marital rape exemption in the UK was finally officially abolished.

There's still a lot of work to do here and internationally.

From the Equals site.

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Everything's looking up - sunshine two days in a row. I can't help but feel lighter and happier.

Nothing's actually changed, except the lighting, but I could spring somersaults across the lawn.

... If I could spring somersaults. I don't think I have the strength in my arms and I never could do cart-wheels and all that. I could possibly do a rolly-poly. Or definitely do a telly-tubby roll. That'd be funnier.

... And not across my lawn as it's full of lumps and guinea pig poo, but maybe across someone else's lawn.

... I can't think of a friend or family member who has a nice roll-worthy lawn. All full of dog doings or works in progress, or too small to really get up speed.

I might go to the local country park/stately home and roll across their lawns.

There, that's my plan.